12 Aug 2018

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway


"...and at the first sign of sun, the urban sketcher leaves his studio of hibernation to once again draw and paint the world." (It seems bit early for weather this nice, but I'll take it.)

27 Jul 2018

Broadway Fastfood

This is a sketch of the signage for a takeaway restaurant in Stratford. My favourite part is the hand-painted signage since we're seeing that kind of stuff less all the time. Most businesses these days have computer printed signs and the hand-painted sign is a bit of a lost art. My second favourite part is the claim of the "Great Tasting Healthier Takeaway". That seems a pretty gutsy, yet hard to prove, boast. Finally, the fact that this place is "Fully Licensed". So basically if you're there to pick up some fish & chips, you can probably get a gin & tonic.

16 Jul 2018

Moturoa BP

Five years ago, I did this sketch of a weird BP service station in Moturoa. Since it was kind of a house with fuel pumps in front of it, I wondered how long it would last in today's safety regulated world. It turns out, about 2 years. The new modern replacement looks like any other in the world and has a bit less charm. It does have a small cafe inside the kiosk though, in case you want to sit around and watch people pump gas*. 
(*like me)

26 Jun 2018

Turquoise

Winter sketching means having a cooked breakfast in a warm cafe and sketching from the window.

16 Jun 2018

Pre Dinosaur - Permian Period



Pre-Dinosaur - Permian Period 260 million years ago - Puke Ariki Exhibition

Permian Period


Permian Period creatures - Puke Ariki
Sketched by Patricia

12 Jun 2018

The Messenger House

Architect Frank Messenger built this home for himself.  His uncle put the road through over Mt Messenger, and some of the timber from the road clearing is used in this home.

27 May 2018

Michigan & Texas


The Dinky Drum Co playing outdoors to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts patrons


Items at the Houston museum of Fine Arts



Bugatti at Henry Ford Museum of Innovation - Detroit


Cross between a Traction Engine and a Train.  Who knows what happens at night in the museum.


22 May 2018

New Plymouth Airport (NPL)


If you are ever sketching people at an airport and you hear someone using a phone say, "Where are YOU?.. I'm at the airport... You haven't left yet?" This means that they are there way too early and are about to not only move, but go back home.